Marylebone Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus 2022/23

Marylebone Boys’ School 2 MBS Sixth Form Paddington 2 Message from the Headteacher Thank you for considering MBS Sixth Form. If you join us next September, you will become part of our fantastic young and vibrant mixed Sixth Form. Joining us will enable you to achieve outstanding results and reach your personal goals. With a comprehensive A Level curriculum and exciting enrichment programme, MBS prepares you for life after your studies, no matter what pathway you choose to take. If you are ambitious, hard-working and would like to be in the best location in London – MBS Sixth Form is the right choice for you. I hope you enjoy reading about our Sixth Form and I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Richard Ardron Founding Headteacher of MBS

MBS Sixth Form Paddington 3 Welcome to the MBS Sixth Form. Since opening in 2019, we have established an academically rigorous, co-educational sixth form offering a wide range of A Level courses. Our prime London location, in the heart of Paddington Basin, allows the pupils to explore business opportunities and be inspired for their future careers. Our vibrant learning community of ambitious young men and women embody our values of professionalism, productivity and positivity. The independent learning environment allows our students to excel academically and achieve their personal goals. At MBS, we have a mission: To support students to achieve their full academic potential and become well-rounded, resilient citizens prepared for life beyond school through application and hard work. We set high academic standards for our students and are committed to outstanding teaching and learning, so that you will find yourself amongst like-minded students who want to achieve the highest results. As our students develop and mature into adults, we are committed to providing them with exposure to a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to help them define themselves and their individual future. Introduction We achieve this goal by ensuring that all our students: • Become leaders within our extensive enrichment offer and exposure to the vast business opportunities in the area • Benefit from a programme of trips to universities, career events, academic lectures and workshops • Utilise our Central London location to work with and benefit from a wide range of employers at national and international companies • Participate in a one-week development programme to grow and develop professional skills • Learn from inspiring individuals who visit us to speak about their life experiences • Develop individual study skills through tailored mentoring • Have access to first-class facilities for sports, science and art • Robust tutor time programme which enables pupils to learn beyond the classroom setting

MBS Sixth Form Paddington 4 In 2021, the MBS Sixth Form moved into a new purpose-built site. Located 200 metres from the main school site, the Sixth Form Centre offers our students modern, spacious classrooms, excellent ICT facilities, a sports hall, well-equipped fitness suite and areas for students to partake in independent learning. This site is exclusively for Year 12 and 13 pupils, allowing our students to have their own space and become independent thinkers. The students also have access to a variety of fantastic facilities which they use during their lessons and enrichment sessions. For instance, specialist rooms for Design Technology, Art, Music and Science in the main school building as well as access to the multi-purpose fitness suite in the sixth form. Our central location allows us to explore the many opportunities that London offers to provide a wellrounded educational experience. This includes a range of school visits and trips which are directly related to the curriculum or to building a wider understanding of the world. MBS’ location within a business hub has allowed us to form links with a number of multi-national companies, including Mitsubishi, Vodafone and Marks & Spencer. Forming these close-knit connections allows our students to capitalise on fantastic opportunities such as professional lectures, internships and placements. This global exposure allows students to develop an understanding of the corporate world, and the skills required to enter into the professional industry. We do this to support our students for the future and to provide inspiration and guidance as they prepare to apply for higher education, no matter what career path they choose to take. Pupils at MBS Sixth Form also participate in a oneweek development programme in their first year of studies. Each pupil will be responsible for facilitating and attending their chosen work experience, with the support and guidance from MBS, they will develop professional skills, self-confidence and independence along the way. This enables the students to put their theory-based learning into practice in the real world, ready for their next step after sixth form. Our ideal location for a 21st Century Sixth Form

5 Our sixth form curriculum is designed to ensure our students can choose the right path, whether it be to attend university, go straight into a professional career or pursue a higherlevel apprenticeship. Even though our sixth form is new, our students have achieved excellent results, with places at distinguished universities, including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Those preparing to embark on an Oxbridge course are fully supported on their journey. Pupils who would like to apply are identified early on, so we can offer individual support from day one. This could include one-to-one mentoring and entrance exam practice. Pupils are able to take their examinations at our building as we are a registered Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Centre. Curriculum We offer a range of A Level courses that are taught by subject specialists in our state-of the-art facilities. In keeping with our commitment to professionalism, we structure the length of our school day to allow sixth form students time for extensive academic support and to take on additional roles and leadership opportunities to support their personal development. This helps them to make the transition from GCSEs and prepares them for the demands of higher education and the workplace. Our approach builds solid learning foundations, and our teaching is focused around the 4Rs which form the core of our culture: resilience, resourcefulness, reflection and reciprocity. By developing these different skills, we believe that all our students can learn how to drive their own progress and thus achieve their desired outcomes. We promote a growth mindset in our students, which means we focus on how each individual can improve, rather than allowing them to be held back by perceived barriers. These principles drive academic progress in the sixth form and develop core professional skills that are vital for our students’ futures. MBS Sixth Form Paddington

MBS Sixth Form Paddington 6 As well as academic studies, we provide a number of opportunities for our students’ personal development. This includes an extensive careers guidance programme, such as trips, work experience and individualised support in planning for the future. Below are some features of the key ways we develop our students: MBS Passport Through the MBS Passport, Year 12 and 13 are set a list of competencies which they are expected to achieve through the support and guidance of their teachers. The passport acts as a tracker to log their achievements throughout their journey. This enables the students to become leaders of the community and apply their skills for higher education or a professional work setting. UniFrog Students use UniFrog to chart their progress towards these different competencies and to match them to their aspiration for university and careers. This then links to our full UCAS programme which begins in Year 12 and continues into Year 13, as the students learn about ‘Becoming the Next Generation of Professionals’. Through this process, we look to ensure students are making the best university choices and can submit high quality, competitive applications. Personal Development

7 Mentoring We expect our sixth form students, as leaders, to give back to the community through supporting younger students or through charitable work. This includes our popular mentoring programme where students are paired with a Year 7 pupil to help them through their first year at MBS. Duke of Edinburgh We run a highly successful Duke of Edinburgh Award programme that sixth form students are encouraged to participate in at Gold level. Tutor Time Programme We have extensive academic and pastoral teams led by the Head of Year and form tutors that will support students to achieve their goals. The includes our ‘Tutor Time Programme’ where students must participate in extra-curricular activities on top of their studies. This includes online courses which develop leadership and to enhance their learning beyond the classroom setting. This also provides pupils with great connections to some of the top UK leading universities. School Prefect When joining MBS Sixth Form, students are also given the opportunity to become a school prefect. We believe as young adults, the students should be able to make informed decisions and given the opportunity to represent their student body. The prefect role instils fantastic leadership, resilience and team-building skills that students can carry with them throughout their educational and working life. Students are committed leaders and role models who represent our community at open days and organise events within school. MBS Sixth Form Paddington

8 Our school motto is ‘Studio et Industria’, Latin for “through application and hard work”. We bring this to life in our cultural routines of professionalism, positivity and productivity. We believe that the highest standards can be achieved by everyone, provided that they commit themselves positively to their studies. This is the approach that will help our pupils make the transition from GCSE to productive A Level students and will enable them to become the professional learners that they aspire to be. Sixth Form life MBS Sixth Form Paddington

Our expectation is that all students demonstrate a professional attitude which will help them to succeed in their education and prepare them for their future careers. We are the right place for those who are looking for a community where everyone shares this ambitious approach. Sixth form students are the school’s role models. We expect them to attend school every day and arrive punctually, following our professional dress code. As well as their timetabled lessons, students are provided with time to engage in independent study that is vital to succeed at this stage. The Sixth Form Centre has two spaces dedicated to students. There is a silent study area, supervised by staff, for committed independent study and support. There is also a social canteen space where students interact, relax and develop their friendships. 9 MBS Sixth Form Paddington

10 We want you to achieve your dreams. We are committed to securing outstanding academic and personal outcomes for our students. In addition, our focus on an extended curriculum, combining academic intervention and enrichment activities, will ensure that you are ready to enter the world beyond secondary education. We are very proud of the achievements of our students who have secured excellent A Level grades and places at top universities. Finally, we are a supportive school with a clear belief in providing a safe, successful and enjoyable experience for all our students. Why MBS Sixth Form? If you choose to join us in September, you will become a part of our wonderful school community. In our last Ofsted inspection in 2017, the report stated: “The school community is a happy one. Staff are proud to work at the school. Pupils are safe, get on well with each other, and treat each other with respect and tolerance.” MBS Sixth Form Paddington

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